Recently in Maryland, two parents had their worst nightmare come true. Their children didn’t come home when they were supposed to. When they finally located their children three hours later, they were at a police station. Why? Were they committing a crime? Were they part of an elementary school kiddie gang that rips off little old ladies? [Read more…]
That is the big question. There are many different platforms and ways to get a blog going but I’m going to talk about how to start a blog that’s a possible income avenue. The way to do that is to be a self-hosted blog. What’s that? It’s a blog you take complete ownership over as opposed to using a free site that lets you write all you want but limits you in terms of design and individuality. This option costs you some money but gives you the control. Do you want to start a blog where you decide everything from design to ad placement? Let’s begin. [Read more…]
Now the it’s 2015, all of our resolutions are flying around. Two of the most popular that I have heard are get better finances and dress better. This is the perfect time of year to do that. [Read more…]
I normally don’t get too upset about hearing of a Hollywood death. I feel bad for the family and wonder what could have happened differently but I normally move on pretty quick considering I never actually knew the person involved.
Robin Williams changes that. When I heard of his death, I felt my heart drop and immediately was hoping for some stupid internet hoax. When I saw that all the major news networks were covering it, I knew it was true. Then to hear that it was suicide just made the cut deeper. We all knew Robin had demons but the recent news reports gave me positive hope, his last rehab trip in July was to help continue his sobriety. He was trying to stay on the wagon. To know that he was suffering from such a deep depression that he was willing and able to take his own life makes me feel horrible that he could spread so much joy to so many but couldn’t find any joy in himself.
I knew of Robin Williams since I was a child and saw Hook, then Aladdin and then Mrs. Doubtfire, Jack then Jumanji. This man was my childhood. I spent more time with him as a kid then some of my relatives. It hurts so much because of how well he related to everyone. Robin Williams was more than a comic. He was an everyman. He could do stand up, do great kids movies and break your heart in dramatic features. Whatever your fancy was, Robin could fulfill it. The reason your social media is blowing up about his death is because it’s hard to find a person that didn’t find something he did fulfilling and touching.
Mrs. Doubtfire was that movie for me. I was a child of divorce. My parents had divorced when I was three years old but by 1993, when Mrs. Doubtfire came out, I was starting to understand and deal with the fact that my parents weren’t like my friends parents. The movie made divorce realistic but still made it easy for kids to watch. That was the movie that I thought of first when I heard the news. It was a huge sense of peace for me. Robin spent a lot of time in my living room with all of his movies, I feel as though my own family member has died.
Beyond his comedic roles, he was a fantastic dramatic actor. It’s more difficult that it looks to succeed in both comedy and drama but Robin was able to do it. The Oscar he won for Good Will Hunting was so rightly deserved as he played that role with a tough gentleness that was so unique to him. My mothers favorite, The Birdcage, helped me put a realistic face on a gay man. At the time I didn’t have a lot of experience with the gay community but Robin showed that there was nothing scary about it. His character was like everyone else, he was a loving father and a business owner, he just happened to love another man.
What made Robin amazing for people in my generation, growing up in the 1990’s, was that he related so well to children. Take a movie like Jack. Not many actors can play a 10 year old boy who looks like an adult so convincingly but Robin did. He made every one of his roles unique and special. I thank him for that, I thank him for tirelessly entertaining everyone around him and for spreading so much joy throughout the world. His legacy will live on and he will be remembered fondly. There’s not much else that can be said except I will miss him as an actor and as a person very much and I hope that he’s finally at peace. After all he’s done for us, he deserves that.
R.I.P. Robin Williams (1951-2014)
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I was so honored when I found out that Domesticated Wild Child was nominated for a Liebster Award! I want to thank Tonya over at Comfort Couture for the nomination!
For those not familiar with the Liebster, it’s basically a pat on the back from fellow bloggers. It is a great way to share the love with other blogs that you are a fan of and want to spread the word about. Since I accept my nomination, I’m going to now live up to my duties, which are: [Read more…]
Last nights episode of How I Met Your Mother finally, FINALLY, had Robin and Barney’s wedding. I have to say I will miss this show when it ends next week, it has grown on me a lot over the years. It’s really turned into a thought-provoking show sometimes and this last season has just piled on the contemplative thinking. From last weeks truth about growing out of the friends you have in your youth to this week. There was a part in particular that really stood out to me-wedding vows. Barney had trouble writing honest vows that didn’t make him sound like a complete cretin and Marshall and Lily discovered that really keeping to your wedding vows is harder than it seems, which brought me to this thought:
If you can go back and re-write your wedding vows, what would you really want to say? [Read more…]
Rachel Frederickson won The Biggest Loser on Tuesday night by losing 155 pounds and then the internet exploded.
Well not really but it might as well have with the backlash against her from people saying she drifted the other way and instead of obese, she was now anorexic or saying she was a bad example for weight loss. But here’s something to consider……the show itself is a bad example of weight loss. [Read more…]
My Facebook has been on fire today with the news that Phil Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty has been suspended over remarks made in an interview with GQ magazine. Now normally I would read the comments and let people have their opinions, but there is a glaring comment that keeps jumping out at me. “His rights as an American are being trampled!”
No, they are not. [Read more…]
I know that I have been MIA lately. I’ve been super busy with travel, work and just being exhausted from being pregnant. But I am back and have a few new posts in the works so stay tuned.
This “Blogs I Love” segment is about Budget Savvy Diva. She is fabulous at finding amazing deals and free goodies. Thanks to her I have received a free Snapple iced tea K-cup sampler for my Keurig, a free magazine subscription, a great deal on a Christmas present for my son and a coupon for Buy 2 Get 2 Free at Yankee Candle. She is a genius and if you follow her on social media you will get constant updates about new deals coming up. She is also a cook and comes up with great recipes on her site too. Bottom line, if you are looking to save money (who isn’t), go see the diva.